Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Boronia Victoria Aust. email 0404 094 150
The Mongrel #20
The neck for this guitar had been salvaged from a build by another local luthier. My brief was to incorporate it into a new build. Initially we modded the original guitar and started with a brass nut then a pickup change and finally extensive mods to body were planned when the idea arose of using one of my bodies.
The player commissioning the work had been secretly perving on a body quietly sitting on a shelf in my workshop during his last couple of visits and asked if we could use that. I agreed as it had the tonal qualities we were shooting for. Thus the Mongrel was conceived.
The tone is big and bold. A meaty roar from the bridge and a fat sweet tone from the neck. Together a great rhythm tone suitable for backing riffs and chording. Clarity plus with solid lows and smooth clear top end with plenty of edge to cut through a dense mix.
• Model: Hawk Junior
• Body: Core Mahogany, Cap, Alpine Ash, Burnished finish
• Neck: Maple / Rwood: 25”scale, 12" radius C profile
• Hand cut Brass nut
• Tuners: Sperzels
• Pickups: Hand wound Brierley B90 set.
• Bridge: Gotoh - brass saddles
• Electronics: Switchraft, CRL & CTS hardware
• Controls: master volume - pickup selector
• Weight: 3. kg 6.6lb
• Serial number 20
Carlton custom built instruments are made to exacting standards using top quality air dried tone-woods and the finest quality, industry standard hardware available. They are built by my hands from start to finish specifically for you. I I won't compromise quality for price. I am dedicated to creating fine tone unlike the multinational guitar factories that are dedicated to making money.
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My work shop is in Melbourne’s outer east side. Contact me any time for a chat about how I can help get your instrument playing the way you need it to.
The workshop is in close proximity to the following suburbs
Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Chirnside, Clematis, Croydon, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Knoxfield, Liliydale, Lysterfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Montrose, Mount Dandenong, Mt Evelyn, Olinda, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Selby, Tecoma, The Basin, The Patch, Upwey, Vermont, Wantirna, Wonga Park